01 July 2015

succession dispute in the Royal House of Saxony conitnues

The succession dipsute in the Royal House of Saxony continues. The last undiputed head of the Royal House the late Margrave Maria Emanuel of Meissen who had no children choose as his successor his nephew Prince Alexander of Saxe-Gessaphe, the son of his sister Princess Maria Anna and her husband Roberto de Afif. An agreement was made about this in 1997 when all then living dynastic male members of the Royal House agreed thi this choice. 2 years later in 1999 Margrave maria emanuel adopted his nephew who then became Prince of Saxony. After the death of Matgrave maria Emanuel both Prince Alexander and Prince Albert the brother of the late Margrave Maria Emanuel claimed the Hweadshiop f the Royal House but Prince Albert died only 2 months after his brother. In 2014 Prince Michael of Saxe.Weimar-Eisenach claimed that the Royal House of Saxony the albertin branch of the of Wettin had become extinct as there where no dynastic male members of this branch. In July 2015 the Head of the 3 still existing Houses of the ernestine branch of the House of Wettin Prince Michael of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Prince Konrad of Saxe-Meiningen and Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha issued a joibnt declaration that the don't accept Prince Alexander as a member of the nobility as he was adopted, they don't accept him as a member of the House of Wettin and they don't accept him as Hwead of the albertine braqnch of the House and Wettin and not as Margrave of Mei├čen.
See the declaration here: 
http://www.adel-in-deutschland.de/copy_of_GemeinsameErklrungderOberhupterdesGesamthausesWettin.pdf
The german nobilty association also issed a very detailed statement concering the Issue: 
http://www.adel-in-deutschland.de/GutachtenHausWettinZwischengutachten.pdf

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